A 16-year-old swimmer, identified as junior student Justin Carr, died Friday afternoon after a workout near the pool of Harvard-Westlake School, according to school officials.
An email to parents from Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts, stated:
"It is with profound sadness that I write to inform you of the tragic loss of our student and a member of HW’s 11th grade, Justin Carr. Justin died unexpectedly late this afternoon. It is impossible for me to summarize all that Justin was in just a few sentences. Scholar, athlete, singer, actor, ebullient child, he was an extraordinary young man by any measure."
NBC Channel 4 reported that the youth died after being hospitalized and a cause of death was not released, but police said the student had a medically related incident while in a pool shortly after 4 p.m.
The teen was transported by the Los Angeles City Fire Department to Sherman Oaks Hospital.
The school scheduled an assembly for 8 a.m. Monday.